Only 41 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries for LA
If the announcement of the city officials of Los Angeles is to be upheld, there will only be 41 marijuana dispensaries left in the city – but dispensaries deemed ineligible are not taking the ruling sitting down.
According to a report on the Los Angeles Times, there are only 41 medical marijuana dispensaries that were found to be eligible to stay in business under the city’s ordinance. The number, however, is so low that the process will reportedly be suspended, pending the ruling of a judge that it is legal. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge will be asked by the city attorney’s office to decide if the process being followed by the city is suitable.
PureLife Alternative Wellness Center is one of the dispensaries that have been found to be ineligible to continue its operations. The ruling did not sit well with Yamileth Bolanos, who runs PureLife: “I’m not going to take this lying down… This is ridiculous. They have screwed up one thing after another. Not once have they thought about the patients of Los Angeles.”
As of this time, there are almost thirty lawsuits from an estimated 85 dispensaries that are challenging the procedure that Los Angeles is following, which aims to limit the number of dispensaries. The dispensaries who filed the lawsuits are among the more than 400 dispensaries that have been shut down since the city adopted the process in January.
Los Angeles sought to trim down dispensaries operating in the city after it saw an increase in the number of dispensaries after failing to implement a moratorium that was put in place in 2007.medical marijuana, medical marijuana dispensary, medical marijuana los angeles, medical marijuana store